Wintersong 1

30 June – 2 July 2023
Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner

Wintersong 2

14 July – 16 July 2023
Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner


We will contact you if vacancies open up.

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP places still available – APPLY HERE

About Wintersong

Wintersong is an annual, fabulous choral weekend led by Rachel Hore and Stephen Taberner, in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

Two weekends to choose from, held at the Brahma Kumaris Centre, Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW.

Learn wonderful new choral arrangements, and explore the beautiful power of singing amongst 100 other singers. The Brahma Kumaris retreat centre provides a gorgeous backdrop of cosy fires, vegetarian food, misty walks through ghost gums and fabulous hospitality.

Experienced singers and beginners all welcome. Youth Scholarships available. Choose from residential or non-residential accommodation options.

Wintersong 2023 prices

Residential (includes all meals)
Full – $550
Conc – $500
Youth – $320

Non-residential (includes lunch and dinner only)
Full – $470
Conc – $420
Youth – $200

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your place.

Balance Payments

If you have a confirmed booking for Wintersong, balance payments are due by Friday 2 June 2023 (for Wintersong 1) and Friday 16 June 2023 (for Wintersong 2).  You can pay your balance by EFT or credit card/debit card/PayPal (fees apply). Please complete the Balance of Payments Form.

Our Venue

The Brahma Kumaris retreat centre in Leura, NSW, is set in beautiful bushland that includes established Mountain gardens, a lovely creek, singing hall with central heating and dining room with roaring fire. Accommodation is twin share with own bathroom (reserved with your booking). Meals are all vegetarian at Brahma Kumaris. Please note that no alcohol, smoking or drugs are permitted on the site.

The Program

Registration is from 4pm on Friday evening. Each day starts at 9am with a series of singing sessions. There is time for electives, free time and a concert on Saturday night. Wintersong finishes at 3pm on Sunday.


Contact: Jodie Lee
M: 0415 885 335

Youth Scholarships

We have 8 Youth Scholarship places available for young people (26 and under) who need financial assistance to attend Wintersong. Tell us about yourself, your musical interests and why you’d like assistance.

Applications for Youth Scholarships to Wintersong 2023 NOW OPEN.

People said:

“I could not wipe the smile from my face all weekend as I felt challenged, uplifted, educated, empowered and embraced by the beauty of the magic you wove into the 100 plus participants at Wintersong.”

Helene NSW

“Thank you so much for an incredible and life-shifting experience. That was one of the best weekends of my adult life (I hope that’s not too daggy to say out loud) The safe-yet-challenging space you both (along with your support crew) adeptly provide to enable vocal wonderment during this weekend is something that’s pretty unique in this country.”


“Wonderful music, teaching, people, place/food and fun. I loved being there and I particularly loved all the songs you taught us. You continue to inspire, give me hope and open my heart.”

Judy NSW

See more of what people said here.

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